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Nothing is working for me



I joined upwork 2 years ago, I am a freelancer on upwork with no clients. I am expert in my field, experienced in my work, have my portfolio (sample work) and my job experience of 7 years in different organizations (traditional job experience of working in offices not virtual) and so many testimonial, certifications etc on my profile.


Despite being experienced, expert, writing proposal with tricks those are taught in online courses, I did not get even a single client on up work so far. Even I offer mokeup/ trial/ volunteer work to win my first project. 

I am very dissappointed, I think clients see upwork work history only...

Nothing is working for me....

Don't know how to get first project, what should I do now, will I get first project ever? 

Kindly help me. 



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Hi Ayesha,


There are some very helpful tips to get you started.
As important as it is to submit quality proposals, it is also very important to have your profile built properly.


These articles should help you with that:

- Creating quality proposals: https://www.upwork.com/resources/how-to-create-a-proposal-that-wins-jobs

- Cover letters: https://www.upwork.com/resources/how-to-write-a-cover-letter


- Building your profile: https://www.upwork.com/resources/9-tips-create-freelancer-profile-stands-out

- Completing your profile: https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/211063188-Create-a-100-Complete-Freelancer-Profile


I also suggest checking out this page for other helpful articles to get you started:


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